Welcome to Seven Ponds Nature Center Photography Club

Mission Statement

The Seven Ponds Camera Club, formed in 2009, was created to promote the advancement of photography as an art.  The purpose of the club is to bring together persons of like mind who are dedicated to the advancement of their skills by association with other members, through the study of the work of others and through spirited and friendly competition.  The club exists to offer opportunities for all to share knowledge within the club and in the community, through exhibitions and programs that excite interest in the knowledge and practice of all branches of photography. 

We meet the 1st and 3rd* Friday of the month at 7:00 PM at Seven Ponds Nature Center                     

SEVEN PONDS NATURE CENTER

Hours
Tuesday through Sunday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed Monday
Grounds open to members dawn to dusk.
3854 Crawford Road
Dryden, MI 48428-9776

 

Join Us for

Seven Ponds Photo Club Dues are due 
Please download and complete the membership form in link below - bring completed form with payment to the next meeting
See our Treasurer Dave Ulman  Contact Dave to send payment via mail: ddaz_camping@yahoo.com
Current dues $10.00 individual: $15.00 family ( in the household )
Seven Ponds Nature Center Photography Club Membership Application

 

Seven Ponds Photo Club - Competition Images Due

Due Online Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018 Time Due 11:30 PM

Submit Images to: 

 Note: Images can now be sized to 1200 on the longest side

 If you are a paid member and would like to compete for the 1st time 

please send an email to LeeAnn at 7pondsphotoexpo@gmail.com to request competition rights to be turned on LeeAnn will get you active in the system and work with you to answer any questions

 

3rd Friday Seven Ponds Photo Club - Competition Night

3rd Friday,  Aug 17,  2018 Time 7:00 PM ~ 9:00PM

Location: Seven Ponds Nature Center 3854 Crawford Road, Dryden, MI 48428

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1st Friday  
Seven Ponds Photo Club Education Meeting 

1st  Friday,  Sept 7, 2018, 7 PM- 9PM 

Location: Seven Ponds Nature Center 3854 Crawford Road, Dryden, MI 48428-

Speaker: Phil Stagg, 

Topic:  Michigan Waterfalls                       

Share Assignment Images: Aug - Water

Share Images from 8-13-2018  Prairies and Ponds of Lapeer Macro/close-up photo shoot

Send your club trip images and Assignment Images to share to Stu at 7pondsphoto@gmail.com by noon 8-3-2018

Note there is no size requirements for the 1st-week image submissions 

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Sister  Club - Come Support Our Member Dale Vronch as he teaches at our Sister Club

Speaker: Dale Vronch from Seven Ponds Photo Club

Topic :Composition & Natural Lighting

When: Thursday Sept 13 , 2018 6PM

Location: Stage Nature Center

6685 Coolidge Hwy, Troy, MI 48098

 

Last  Friday Seven Ponds Photo Club Mentor Session  

Next Mentor session Fri Sept 28, 2018 7PM

Dale Vronch’s Lone Willow Studio.

If you are coming or would like to learn more

please email or call Dale at dvronch@gmail.com or 810-66 4-0079.Bring your laptop (if you have one) and an image to work on

 

Reminder

Seven Ponds Photo Club Dues are due – 

Email has been sent to those who are not current

Please download and complete the membership form in link below - bring completed form with payment to the next meeting

See our Treasurer Dave Ulman  Contact Dave to send payment via mail: ddaz_camping@yahoo.com

Current dues $10.00 individual: $15.00 family ( in the household )

Seven Ponds Nature Center Photography Club Membership Application

https://spnc.photoclubservices .com/Downloads/13be126a-b213-4 cfb-877e-24855c9e6e20

   

Assignment Topics (1st Monday Meetings

Please send your images to Stu Davis, by noon on the day of the meeting. 7pondsphoto@gmail.com 

Sep 7 - Reflections 

Oct  5 - Color Change

Nov 2 - Animals

Dec - No Meetings

 

Guest Speakers (1st Friday Meetings)

Sept 7 - Phil Stagg, Michigan Waterfalls

Oct 5 - Marilyn Murphy Feather, Landscapes

Nov 2 - Daryl Bernard - Seven Ponds + Member 5 best photo show from our club outings

Dec- No Meetings

 

Looking for Help 

Looking for News Letter Content - Mark Robinson

Seven Ponds Photography Club Monthly Newsletter focusing on the club’s activities and events. 

Mark is looking for help in providing articles written and submitted by club members.(one or two paragraphs). 

If you know of local places that other members may like to photograph please submit write-ups. Pictures are also welcome.  

Please email your information to mark.sppc@comcast.net.  Thanks!

 

Trips and Workshops

Seven Ponds Photo Club - 2018 Photo Club Trips and Workshops

Learn more on Facebook Group Page  - Click on Events  on the Left-hand side 

Note: Click on link below to get the latest trip updates

 

What:  Badlands Shoot
What : Badlands of South Dakota

When: Sep 9 at 12 PM to Sep 15 at 3 PM
Lead: Ward J McGinnis
https://www.facebook.com/events/470212013430586/

What:  How to shoot models (Work in Progress - Visit FB for latest)

When: Sep 22 at 10AM

Lead: Sally Kwaiser  Email: sakwaiser@yahoo.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/286475622128270/?notif_t=plan_user_invited&notif_id=1533396273513941

 

What:  Sleeping Bear Dunes

What: Photograph Barns and scenery shoot in and around the Lelenau.

When: Friday, October 19, 2018 -Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 - Sunday, Oct 21, 2018

Lead Person: Buddy Beyer Email:  beyerbuddy@aol.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/659355990906202/

 

 

Local Photo Ops (Self Guided)

What:  Metamora Country Days and Hot Air Balloon Festival  August 24 -25, 2018

http://www.metamorachamber.org/metamora-country-days.html

 

2018 Seven Ponds Photo Club website and downloads
Seven Ponds Photo Club Website
June/July 2018 issue of the Seven Ponds Photo Club News Letter 
Seven Ponds Nature Center Photography Club Membership Application
Seven Ponds Nature Center Photography Club Flyer Front
Seven Ponds Nature Center Photography Club Flyer Back
Document: Seven Ponds Photo Club Constitution 3-16-2018 
Document: Seven Ponds Photo Club By-Laws 3-16-2018  
Document: Seven Ponds Photo Club Member Hand Book 3-16-2018  
Seven Ponds Photo Club Calendar - Online
Join us on Facebook Group -Seven ponds nature center Photography club users group
Run By Ward McGinnis (Group Interaction and sharing)  
Thank You
LeeAnn McLaneGoetz
VP Seven Ponds Photo Club
Secretary Seven Ponds Photo Club
 

 

 

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Events at Seven Ponds Nature Center
 
Seven Ponds Nature Center Photography Club
Results Election of Board Members on 11-3-2017

Elected Board for 2018 - 1019
Ward McGinnis - President - Facebook Group Page & Events
LeeAnn McLaneGoetz- VP1 - Secretary
Bobbie Lewis -VP2
Dave Ulman - Treasurer 
Hank Lewis - DPD Print Competition
Jim Lewis - DPD Print Competition
Jerry Badgero - Board Member - Trip
Todd Bielby - Board Member - Trip
Stu Davis - Board Member - 1st-week image manager
Mike Mercier - Board Member (1Yr) - Stepped down

 

2018 Committees
Holiday Kick Off 2018  1-5-2018
Kristin Grudzien - Lead
Karen Ormiston
Denise Jones
Dale Vronch
Melody Munro-Wolfe
Photo Trip Committee
Jerry Badgero
Buddy Beyer
Todd Bielby
Chris Fisher
Sally Kwaiser
Photo Club Newsletter
Mark Robinson
Seven Ponds Photo Club Mentor Sessions
at Lone Willow Studio Lapeer
Dale Vronch

 
Elected Board for 2018 - 1019
Ward McGinnis - President - Facebook Group Page
LeeAnn McLaneGoetz- VP1 - Secretary
Bobbie Lewis -VP2
Dave Ulman - Treasurer
Hank Lewis - DPD Print Competition 
Jim Lewis - DPD Print Competition
Jerry Badgero - Board Member - Trip
Todd Bielby - Board Member - Trip
Stu Davis - Board Member - 1st-week image manager

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